Kiggly HLA

I’ve been using the Kiggly HLA for 7 or so years in my white Evo, and while I touched on it in this post, I think it deserves its own thread. The HLA was pretty much one of the earliest mods I had done on my white Evo, during the great migration where I moved…

Tomei Crank Scraper

While on the subject of oil, I think the crank scraper also deserves its own post. Pulled more directly from this post, the Tomei crank scraper essentially “slices” oil that is flung from the crank, and allows it to deposit more quickly back into the base of the pan. The baffles/windage trays prevent an excessive…

ATS Front & Rear Differentials

The big mods for the 2021 season are the differentials – specifically, the front and rear differential. This had been planned for the 2020 season, but the crash I had at the end of 2019 ruled that out. The more significant upgrade is the front differential. The stock helical differential is okay, but not ideal…

Antigravity Battery (51R)

After draining the ETX18L, I decided to get a more dedicated battery solution. Antigravity’s new automotive batteries have huge cold cranking amps while also being significantly lighter than most batteries. I opted for the 24ah battery at 8.5lbs, but wound up with the 30ah battery at 11.7lbs instead. The Deka ETX18L it replaces weighs about…

Air Filter (Evo)

Just a small update – new air filter ordered for the Evo (Amsoil EAAU4560-EA). The old one was looking quite worse for the wear and checking my logs, has been trucking on for 3 1/2 years – well past its prime. The availability of the EAAU4560 seems spotty, so I ordered 2, which should last…

UOA 09142020 (Evo)

Another solid UOA result for the Evo. This car was driven HARD over this period of time, with a lot of track days. The Evo is going to start seeing much, much less mileage on the clock as I now have a tow car, so the UOA analyses will likely stop as well. Overall really…

GLTA Midwest Festival (Gingerman, Evo)

Last track event of 2020! Cannot believe what a year it’s been with all the covid-19 cases, uncertainty going on, event cancellations, and work from home since March, likely extending until at least next March. We decided to wrap it up with one last event at Gingerman Raceway for Grid Life’s Midwest Festival. With the…

CGI 09212020 (Gingerman, Evo)

Really fun first time out at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI. Located in a really beautiful area, this is probably one of the most open tracks I have experienced with lots of run off room – total opposite of Road America. Gingerman also feels unique in that there are a lot of long duration…

GLTA Elkhart 2020 (Road America, Evo)

Road America is an unbelievable track. Stretching just over 4 miles, it is the largest track I’ve ever been to, and maybe one of the largest in the US. While Autobahn feels more like a country club that happens to have a racetrack, the entire facility at Road America is built with the racetrack integrated…